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Filippo, Me and the Cherry Tree

author: Paola Peretti (2022)
translator: Denise Muir
date read: 7 July 2024
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A charming sequel to The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree. Mafalda is older and now two years into being blind. She’s learnt to adapt to the fog, and is trying to navigate teenage life.

Her character is the same – her independence, her anxiety, her magical worldview – but she’s facing different problems as a teenager. Getting through school, her first period, a father who’s stuck in a depressive funk, and trying to understand her feelings for Filippo.

It’s short and sweet.

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